Did You Know Strangulation Can Aggravate an IL Battery Charge?
It isn’t uncommon for disagreements and arguments to sometimes become violent. When these incidents are serious enough, then typically someone within earshot (or closer) will call the police. Usually, the result is criminal charges for one or both of the parties involved.
The thing is, when there’s actual physical contact, there’s also a line between simple battery and an aggravated charge — one that can be ultrafine depending on what happened.
Strangulation, for instance, will automatically aggravate a battery charge. [...]